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2012 in Review: Top 10 Products, People and Happenings

2012 in Review: Top 10 Products, People and Happenings

From the rise of DIY designers to Philippe Malouin’s incredible year, here’s what we loved most in 2012.

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December 21, 2012

Section: Design

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Galileo’s Pavilion in Kansas by Studio 804

Galileo’s Pavilion in Kansas by Studio 804

Made up of grad students at the University of Kansas, Studio 804 has created sunlight-loving learning facilities for the Center for Sustainability at Johnson County Community College.

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December 5, 2012

Section: Architecture

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The stunning José Saramago foundation in Lisbon

The stunning José Saramago foundation in Lisbon

Architects Manuel Vicente and João Santa Rita turn a 16th-century residence in the Portuguese capital into a modern home for the works of the literary giant.

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November 26, 2012

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Crowdsourcing a cancer cure

Crowdsourcing a cancer cure

Salvatore Iaconesi, an Italian artist, hacker and TED Fellow, created a website to garner feedback on how to treat his illness, then mapped out the suggestions from 50,000 artists, doctors and fellow patients, and made them accessible to all.

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November 19, 2012

Section: Curiosity

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Product Pushers

Product Pushers

How the Stockholm studio No Picnic is amping up the look, feel and functionality of consumer products and electronics.

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October 29, 2012

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Dispatch: Highlights from Interieur

Dispatch: Highlights from Interieur

There are no duds at this fair. The biennale cherry-picked 300 exhibitors to show off their latest furnishings and concepts, and the result is an inspiring showcase of well-edited design.

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October 25, 2012

Section: Interiors

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Dispatch from Orgatec: The colourful and cozy office

Dispatch from Orgatec: The colourful and cozy office

Everywhere you turn at Europe’s largest office furniture fair, manufacturers are showing off plush nooks, lounge pieces and sound-absorbing accessories geared toward privacy and relaxation.

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October 25, 2012

Section: Design

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Dispatch from Interieur: Future Primitives

Dispatch from Interieur: Future Primitives

With installations by such designers as Ross Lovegrove, Troika and Muller Van Severen, the Future Primitives display is the undeniable star of the Belgian design fair.

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October 23, 2012

Section: Interiors

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Preview: Orgatec in Cologne

Preview: Orgatec in Cologne

Europe’s biggest office biennale opens on October 23, offering new concepts and furnishings from such manufacturers as Castelli, Lammhults, Offecct, and more, for the ever-evolving work place.

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October 19, 2012

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Preview: Interieur in Kortrijk

Preview: Interieur in Kortrijk

Before heading off to report on the Belgian biennale, Azure’s Elizabeth Pagliacolo checks out some of the products – by Nendo, Emeco, Dark and more – that will be launched at the fair from October 20 to 28.

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October 18, 2012

Section: Design

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